Dear Friends of Candlelighters,
In September, our community comes together to recognize National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month (NCCAM). The month is dedicated to celebrating the brave superheroes that battle pediatric cancer. At Candlelighters, we understand that in addition to the shock of the diagnosis, there is a tremendous financial burden, an endless amount of travel, and an overwhelming emotional impact associated with childhood cancer. With your help – our organization is committed to ensuring that our local children and their families have the support and resources they critically need, especially with no pediatric oncology services offered in our area. Over 90 Candlelighter families in Brevard and Indian River counties benefit annually from nearly 20 programs and services that help alleviate the emotional and financial burdens associated with childhood cancer.
Operation Superhero: Candlelighters invites you to join us in celebrating NCCAM by making a donation in honor of Operation Superhero. Operation Superhero, in partnership with Jason Hook Photography, transforms our most deserving children into the superhero of their choice with a transformation and photoshoot celebrating them during their journey battling cancer. Donations help Candlelighters to encourage and nurture the children’s inner superheroes and show them that they are not alone in their fight. We are incredibly honored to spotlight our 2023 superheroes during this month’s campaign!
- Donate: Please consider making a general donation of any amount to help raise funds during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Our campaign goal of $40,000 goes towards providing emotional support and financial assistance to over 90 children and their families right here in our own community. Please donate through our website https://COBSuperhero23.givesmart.com.
Our Candlelighter families – mom, dad, siblings, and child with cancer are all impacted by this devastating diagnosis. It will take a justice league coming together for good to provide these families with every resource needed to fight the villain – cancer. Join our justice league today by pledging your generous donation to Operation Superhero during National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Thank you for your consideration,
Candlelighters Executive Staff & Board of Directors Because Kids Can’t Fight Cancer Alone
Candlelighters honors National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
Our organization celebrated our 2023 Operation Superhero participants during our red-carpet Reveal Party. The children and their families were able to come together with sponsors and volunteers of the program to see the release of their movie trailers and movie posters. We are incredibly grateful to everyone who made this experience possible for Candlelighters!
Meet our 2023 Superheroes
Thank you to our Superhero Sponsors!
Thank you to our Superhero Reveal Party Sponsor!
Thank you to our Corporate Sponsors!
Thank you to our Superhero Donors!
Carolyn and Richard Baney
Loren Strand – Town of Indialantic
Mind of Culture – Zoya Barnes
Theodore and Judith Rinker
Charles Quincy’s Facebook Fundraiser
Diane Gray’s Facebook Fundraiser
Kathleen Ann Hufford
Kevin and Susan McKeown
Steven Baughman and Ronald Kazmirski
Atlantic Environmental of Florida
August and Maria Fix
Brevard Insurance and Marketing
Douglas and Linda Nitch
Imagine Schools at West Melbourne
In Honor of Haley Caroll
Dino and Robin Martin
In Honor of Landon Donna
In Memory of Ethan Hensel
Dr. Theresa Yasonis
Samantha Roualet’s Facebook Fundraiser
495 Ross Girls LLC
Carlo and Elise Mayor
In Honor of August Terry
Wendy and Travis Terry
In Honor of Ayla Ferris’ Birthday
Joyce and Gary Young
Lori and Bob DiSciullo
Nancy and Charles Palmer
Simply Bread for You
Grace and Jose Ramirez
Indian River Colony Club – Navy Women’s Club
Jim and Cheryl Lynch
Ronald and Norma Levy
The Saunders Family
Carolyn and Derek Cook
Chuck and Mary Lou Dunsford
In Memory of Bobby Law
Hortensia’s Facebook Campaign
Joseph and Caroline Gomez